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Learning at Home Resources

Dear Families -- We realize that when you’re looking online for learning activities that are fun and ready to do with your kids, it can get overwhelming quickly. Here are some carefully chosen links to get you started.

We kept in mind the kind of activities that we would refer to to actually build a Library programs around if we were all getting together! 

If you do any projects together and post on social media, please consider sharing and tagging @SBPLibrary 

Take Care! - SBPL Children’s Librarians
April 2020



  • Experience storytime at home with these videos from the Youth Services team on SBPL's YouTube channel
  • Read-Alongs to access with your library that are Available Now
  • Storyline Online -  Streaming videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
  • On Instagram - Follow #SaveWithStories or #OperationStorytime to see all sorts of interesting people narrating or reading along picture books. 
  • KidLit TV - Go on an adventure in a world of stories! Offers a variety of literature-based digital shows. 


  • BBC Newsround - Current news stories that are presented in an approachable way for kids. note: additional games and puzzles linked from the top bar are not available outside of the UK.


  • MOXI at Home - Project ideas and templates added daily
  • COVID-19 Science - From the San Francisco Exploratorium - plus, follow links in the sidebar to more including “Tinker Around Your House” and “Study Yourself”
  • Mad Science - At Home Experiments
  • Melissa Stewart Books Activity Sheets
  • Melissa Stewart Nonfiction Readers Resources
  • TumbleMath - Read online picture books about math topics, from counting for our youngest learners, to Geometry and Word Problems.  Link to “Lesson Plans” for activities for each book. Click on the (TumbleMath) icon next to the learning objectives to see activity ideas.
  • OKGO Sandbox - Zany musicians, physics and flying paint? You can’t miss this!
  • Marine Animals - Explore amazing photos, webcams, and facts about marine animals and their habitats from the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Create a Chain Reaction with Popsicle Sticks and tons more projects from FrugalFunForBoys&Girls
  • - Hundreds of coding lessons for all ages and experience levels. Check out their newly developed weekly “Code Break” and challenge too.
  • Girls Who Code At Home - Coding and computational thinking lessons and activities
  • Scratch - Create stories, games, and animations. Designed for ages 8-16 you can learn this programming language at home!
  • Access Mars - See the surface of Mars from the Mars Rover camera and learn about the mission
  • Nature Works - From The Nature Conservancy has lesson plans and virtual field trips
  • Great Minds - Eureka Math, Science and “Wit & Wisdom” teacher led learning videos for grades K-8; Algebra I & II; Geometry; Pre-Calculus





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Estimadas familias-- Nos damos cuenta de que cuando busca actividades de aprendizaje en línea que sean divertidas y listas para hacer con sus hijos, puede ser abrumador.  Aquí hay algunos enlaces cuidadosamente seleccionados para comenzar. Estaremos actualizando a medida que encontremos más. Si realizan proyectos juntos y publican en las redes sociales, considere compartir y etiquetar @SBPLibrary

¡Cuídate! -SBPLS Bibliotecarias de Servicios Juveniles 


  • Pueden disfrutar hora de cuentos en casa con estos videos del equipo de Servicios Juveniles en el canal de YouTube de SBPL
  • Lecturas para acceder con su tarjeta de la biblioteca que están Disponibles Ahora
  • CommonLit - Textos y actividades gratuitos para docentes y estudiantes.
  • Lee&Low Books - Recursos en Español para educadores y familias.

STEAM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería, Artes y Matemáticas)


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